In response to the scale and severity of humanitarian need in Somalia, the IASC Principals activated the humanitarian system-wide Scale-Up Protocol for Somalia on 11 August 2022. As part of the Scale-up and at the invitation of the Humanitarian Coordinator a.i, an Operational Peer Review (OPR) mission to Somalia took place from 21 May to 1 June to provide the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) an opportunity to reflect on the direction and performance of the response and identify support areas for the HCT as a whole.
An OPR is not a real-time evaluation. Rather, it seeks to identify immediate and rapid corrective actions needed to improve the delivery of humanitarian assistance and support the HC and HCT to meet objectives or reduce gaps. The mission findings will also be used to inform the future humanitarian response.